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UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab (left) and EU negotiator Michael Barnier have still to ink a firm deal as the auto industry

Will somebody think of the Brexit? - the week

19 Oct 18 | Graeme Roberts

"So, how was just-auto's week?" I think "varied" might be the best answer as a wide variety of different articles on many different subjects drew readers' eyeballs over the seven days.


"This industry – which is very big and important for France and all Europe – is under threat from energy transition. He [Macron] understands this is a big risk for the industry if it is not well managed" - FIEV CEO Jacques Mauge

Paris interview - French suppliers association FIEV CEO Jacques Mauge

19 Oct 18 | Simon Warburton

French supplier association, FIEV (Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules) had a major presence at the recent Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris and just-auto caught up with its CEO, Jacques Mauge, fresh from his meeting with French President, Emmanuel Macron to discuss industrial policy.


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Tata's future model strategy

18 Oct 18 | Mike Vousden

Tata Motors is now seeing the benefits of having made investments in multiple new models. Its home market has contracted in recent months yet Tata sales have expanded for three months straight, including September. This comes at just the right moment for the company, as by contrast, its JLR division is in trouble in many markets.


Thanks to the ZS, MG is ahead of Jeep, DS, smart and Alfa Romeo - sales are up 101% YtD

ANALYSIS - ZS SUV powering MG UK's 101% sales rise

18 Oct 18 | Glenn Brooks

MG Motor has found a sweet spot in the UK market for compact SUVs, slotting its best seller, the 4.3m long ZS, between the traditional 4.0-4.2m B and 4.4-4.7m C segments. Thanks to low pricing and a seven-year warranty, buyers are responding, also making MG the market's fastest rising brand.


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Los Angeles motor show world premieres list - Mazda3

18 Oct 18 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. The Mazda3 is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


Lynda Ennis

Automotive industry slow to embrace D&I-related changes – report

17 Oct 18 | Matthew Beecham

A recently published report* sets out a fresh view of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in the automotive industry. To learn more, we spoke to Lynda Ennis, founder of specialist automotive search firm, Ennis & Co and co-author the report. Here, she explains the importance of this initiative and why starting a new conversation about D&I is long overdue.


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Diesel, R134a, costs clobber Daimler bottom line

19 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Citing "recent developments" as a cause Daimler has "reassessed" its full year 2018 profit forecasts for Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Buses and the group as a whole.


ZF acquires 35% of ASAP Holding

19 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF has acquired 35% of the shares of engineering services provider, ASAP Holding, located in Gaimersheim, Bavaria, near Ingolstadt, although financial details were not disclosed.


"Brinkmanship" as Brexit talks enter final run - SMMT chief

19 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

UK automotive body, SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders)  says there is an element of "brinkmanship" to the current tough negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Britain as Brexit talks start to enter the end game.


Study forecasts halving of auto assembly workforce by 2030

19 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

A study by a consulting unit of PwC forecasts that the size of the workforce on auto industry assembly lines and in body and paint shops will be halved because of automation and the new types of vehicles being assembled.


UK lawmakers call for fossil fuel vehicles sales ban in 2032

19 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

A select committee of UK MPs has urged the UK government to bring forward its ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by eight years to 2032.


 Volkswagen Group China starts building first factory for MEB production

19 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

With local joint venture partner SAIC, the Volkswagen group has started construction of its first factory designed specifically for the MEB platform in Anting, Shanghai.

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